Why this journey?

I've been retired now for over a year. Husband has been sick but is now doing quite well with new pacemaker. I continue to knit and knit and crochet. Recently I became friends again with my sewing machine so you will see some of those projects, too. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Making my way through the UFO's in all crafting areas.  This one is *finally* finished. {insert sighs of self-frustration here}.

It's from the Spring (if you can believe it) Mystery Quilt from Heather Spence Designs.  I didn't spend adequate time selecting the fabrics and though they work well with the pattern, I am wishing I'd been a bit more discerning.

Here's a variety of pix -- the green is very olive and avocado-y and no matter the camera setting I can't seem to get it right.

Now everyone (thank you) will chime in and tell me it's grand.  And yes, tis grand.  I can see that -- but I am making the same mistake other quilters/knitters/crafters make:  By comparison mine seems to miss the mark.  

Why do we do this to ourselves?  I've executed a complete queen size quilt in a collection of well-coordinated fabrics using a pattern especially designed for the 100+ women who shared in the mystery.  What's not to like?

And I can report that it's done, except for a final border and the long arm skills of Ms. Heather Spence.  So I'm gonna count it as a #FinishedObject during the #AugustCompletionMarathon.


  1. It is grand. And I think we do this to ourselves because we're too close, too invested in the project and too intimately familiar with all our "mistakes" to see exactly how grand it really is.